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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Billionaire Bill Koch wins fake wines case

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Billionaire wins lawsuit over fake top-label wines A US billionaire has won a court case in which he complained that wines costing thousands of dollars a bottle were phony. Bill Koch sued businessman Eric Greenberg over what he said was a batch of fake wine in a US$3.5 million purchase he made at auction. The jury in a US federal court agreed ...

  2. News - China

    China Digest, December 17, 2012

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... hospitals in Beijing and is still recruiting. Guangdong Billionaires in decline The number of billionaires in Guangdong has continued to fall over the past two years, the Guangzhou Daily reports. In this year's list of 1,000 billionaires by China Business News, 188 were from Guangdong, down from the 211 last year, and 215 in 2010. Despite the declining total number, Guangdong remains the biggest ...

  3. 49 new billionaires join ranks of super rich amid IPO frenzy

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai The initial public offering bonanza and surging stock prices helped the mainland to produce 49 more billionaires this year, with Wahaha Group chairman Zong Qinghou crowned as China's richest man, according to Forbes magazine. The number of billionaires on the mainland jumped to 128 from 79 last year. The 400 super rich that made the China rich list own ...

  4. News - China - WEALTH

    The ultra-rich list: Number of billionaires in China and Hong Kong increasing

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 01:55pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com The number of US dollar billionaires in China has risen by 33, to 190 in the last 12 months- but the country still has just a third the number of super-rich ... at number eight, after being surpassed by the number of billionaires in Switzerland In total the world now has 2,325 billionaires- seven per cent more than last year, according to the report by by ...

  5. Business - China Business - MAKING MILLIONS

    Billionaire Profile: Lei Jun, Xiaomi

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 05:10am by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com Our fortnightly series profiling the mainland's economic elite looks at the man dubbed 'China's Steve Jobs', Xiaomi chairman and founder Lei Jun Out of his idol's shadow The shadow of Steve ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    How spreading the wealth around helps communities and legacies

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 09:42am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... But the region’s billionaire set is anything but young. The average age of the 25 Indonesian tycoons on the 2013 Forbes Billionaires List is 66. Hong Kong’s richest don’t look much better. Li Ka-shing, ... but neither are spring chickens, and Cheng Yu-tung at $16bn (HK$124 billion) is 87. You get the general drift. The average age of Japan’s billionaires is 68 years, in sharp contrast with a bevy of 30 ...

  7. Property - International

    Sydney home market now 'too hot', says billionaire developer

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 01:07am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Sydney home market now 'too hot', says developer Billionaire Lang Walker, founder of one of Australia's largest private developers, said home prices in Sydney and Melbourne have climbed too much, and he is turning his focus to his investment in Malaysia. "Sydney is a little too hot at the moment," said Walker, executive chairman ...

  8. Business - Companies

    The games billionaires play

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 05:18pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo SoftBank academy looks for next Son If Masayoshi Son, the chief executive of SoftBank Corp needs a fresh strategy to fend off a surprise French counterbid for a prized US telecommunications target, he could do worse than ask budding entre ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Dr Dre was once accused of bringing Compton into disrepute but now he's hailed as the area's first billionaire

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by LAT

    ... Angel Jennings For years Dr Dre was criticised for bringing his hometown into disrepute. Now he's being hailed as an entrepreneur and Compton's first billionaire, writes Angel ... With Apple's recent purchase of Beats for US$3 billion, Dre- real name Andre Young- is now hailed as Compton's first billionaire and an even more powerful role model in a community where ...

  10. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Russian billionaires fear more sanctions over downing of MH17

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 11:12pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Moscow Russia's mega-rich say sanctions could cripple nation unless Vladimir Putin moves to end the Ukraine conflict in aftermath of MH17 tragedy Billionaires fear cost ... to say so publicly. One Russian billionaire warned that if Putin doesn't move to end the war in Ukraine after last week's downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in rebel-held territory, he ...




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